your vision of a new life was impure
gave into temptation and threw away what you believed
your immaculate state of mind was only temporary
your faults your flaws got the best of you

your commitment, your pledge to another human being
was destoryed through curiosity
your goal in life is far out of reach
you'll find yourself out of luck

branded into your chest - domestic livestock
society kept track of your defiance
branded into your chest - domestic livestock

terror embedded into your thick mind
bearing your emblem with pride
plagued by its purpose in genesis
subsequently flaunting its meaning

your vision of a new life was impure
gave into temptation and threw away what you believed

infestation

roc-a-way

your immaculate state of mind was only temporary
your faults your flaws got the best of you

your guard was let down
your past turned against you


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Hester Prynne song meanings
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    General CommentJust read The Scarlet Letter and you'll know what this song is about.
    PrincessChadon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe 'infestation" breakdown is fucking outta this world. God, I love this band.

    And yeah, read The Scarlett Letter. :D
    XBFNoodleson April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with u guys it is awesomne
    mike16on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwat is the scarlet letter
    mike16on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits a book, and a very good book to check out
    AsDanBurnson September 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely, the infestation breakdown IS out of this world. great tune.
    Xplisit23on October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHester Prynne is the main character of The Scarlet Letter. she committed adultery, so hence all of the lyrics pointing towards giving into temptation and commitments to others being destroyed by curiosity. the 'Scarlet Letter' in the book was a big 'A' on Hester Prynne's chest (A for Adultery, obviously) and also so everyone in the community could know how bad of a person she was, hence the lines "society kept track of your defiance / branded into your chest". to be honest i have no idea what domestic livestock has to do with this song though haha
    aceindaholeon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnvr read the book but i love this song... the livestock comes in because u brand livestock jus like she was branded
    Sally Suicideon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRead the scarlet letter.not just to understand the song but seriously read it. its a pain in the ass to read but it is excellent along with the song
    ELITExMETALxon March 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust received The Scarlet Letter, ordered it for 1p and it took 1 day to arrive haha, looooovely.
    TobyBartholomewon July 06, 2010   Link

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